Through the Bible - Old Testament Prophets

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The slides to accompany Bill's talk at Bristol Vineyard on Sunday 26th February - the Old Testament Prophets. Enjoy...

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Through the Bible - Old Testament Prophets

  1. 1. OT Prophets
  2. 2. “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
  3. 5. A Greetings Card
  4. 6. A Shopping Bag
  5. 7. A Decorative Vinyl Stencil
  6. 8. I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse and an object of horror, of scorn and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them.
  7. 9. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse and an object of horror, of scorn and reproach, among all the nations where I drive you.
  8. 10. OT Prophecy
  9. 11. Understanding OT Prophecy 1. Understand the Context
  10. 14. Understanding OT Prophecy <ul><li>Understand the Context </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the Prophet’s Role </li></ul>
  11. 15. Deuteronomy Reminder: Terms of Covenant What will you choose?
  12. 16. OT Timeline 2000 BC 1000 BC Abraham Joshua David 760 BC 460 BC Fall of Israel Fall of Judah
  13. 17. Understanding OT Prophecy <ul><li>Understand the Context </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the Prophet’s Role </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what Prophecy is </li></ul>
  14. 18. “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
  15. 19. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel    after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds    and write it on their hearts. I will be their God,    and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbors,    or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me,    from the least of them to the greatest,”    declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness    and will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:33-34
  16. 20. Understanding OT Prophecy <ul><li>Understand the Context </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the Prophet’s Role </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what Prophecy is </li></ul><ul><li>OT Prophecy is Corporate </li></ul>
  17. 21. “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
  18. 23. Hezekiah Josiah
  19. 25. Jeremiah
  20. 26. Jehoiachin Nebuchadnezzar 597BC Siege of Jerusalem
  21. 27. Zedekiah 597: Puppet king installed by Babylonians
  22. 28. Jehoiachin Exiled to Babylon “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  23. 29. Zedekiah Rebelling again “ I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse and an object of horror, of scorn and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them.”
  24. 30. Zedekiah 586: Jerusalem Destroyed “ I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse and an object of horror, of scorn and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them.”
  25. 31. Jehoiachin 537: Return to Jerusalem begins “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  26. 32. Why read OT Prophecy? <ul><li>To understand God </li></ul><ul><li>To understand ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the NT </li></ul>

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